Spring 2019 Class Schedule (ARC)



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AT 100    Technical Basics for the Automotive Professional    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course presents theoretical and practical training for entry-level automotive technicians. It presents basic automotive diagnosis and service procedures used in automotive shops. Projects performed in an automotive shop environment provide hands-on experience with industry shop tools. Shop service operations which meet Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards including safety, electrical, and other general automotive procedures are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 19-Feb 27

MTWTh08:00AM-10:15AMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 33620610Textbook
MTWTh10:25AM-12:40PMLABJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

Sa08:00AM-11:05AMLECR.TusoARC MAIN Tech Ed 33612279Textbook
Sa11:15AM-02:20PMLABR.TusoARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECR.CarlisleARC MAIN Tech Ed 33620612Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABR.CarlisleARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECD.ClinciuARC MAIN Tech Ed 33610837Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABD.ClinciuARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

AT 105    Mathematics for Automotive Technology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers mathematics relative to the automotive trades. Course topics include the metric system, fraction, decimal equivalents, basic equations, ratio and proportion, gear ratio calculations, power, efficiency, and torque. This course is designed for Automotive Technology majors and covers all automotive-related mathematical areas from basic technician calculations to shop money management.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

M01:20PM-04:35PMLECC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 33713455Textbook
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECD.NorthARC MAIN Tech Ed 30310335Textbook

AT 110    Automotive Brakes    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 and 180
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the theory, design, adjustment, and repair or overhaul of brake systems and components. The proper operation of power and hand devices used in the servicing of brake systems and components is covered. This course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A5 standards.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 04-May 15

MTWTh08:00AM-10:15AMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 33420616Textbook
MTWTh10:25AM-12:40PMLABJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECC.CarletonARC MAIN Tech Ed 33410999Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABC.CarletonARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

AT 130    Manual Drive Trains and Axles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 and 180
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic principles of manual transmissions and transaxles and service. Topics include clutches, manual transmissions and transaxles, drive line and shafts, differentials/limited slip differentials, and four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive. This course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A3.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 33510333Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C

AT 140    Advanced Automotive Skill and Speed Development    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 110, 130, 311, 312, and 314
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers automotive component diagnosis and repair, including brakes, suspension, heating and air conditioning, engine, transmissions, and other areas in preparation for competing in the regional, state, and national Skills USA competition. This course may be taken up to four times with different competitions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

F08:00AM-11:05AMLECJ.McCormackARC MAIN Tech Ed 33410819TextbookFree Digital Book
F11:15AM-02:20PMLABJ.McCormackARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

AT 177    Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Emissions Update UT032    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AT 332 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course improves technicians' abilities to diagnose and repair emissions failures on complex computer-controlled vehicles.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 09-Mar 10

SaSu08:00AM-05:00PMLECR.CarlisleARC MAIN Tech Ed 33712896Textbook

AT 180    Automotive Data Acquisition    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the skills needed to adequately retrieve and apply automotive data, including on-line technical manuals and computerized shop management programs. Computer-based automotive service repair order generation is covered as well as usage and application currently utilized in many automotive repair facilities.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 19-Mar 18

W01:30PM-04:35PMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 32311676TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Online 11676TextbookFree Digital Book
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

W06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.KeithARC MAIN Tech Ed 32410866Textbook



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

AT 295    Independent Studies in Automotive Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TBATBALABB.French TBA TBA12227Textbook

AT 298    Work Experience in Automotive Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AT 100; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to the automotive industry with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Automotive Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the automotive field. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce, completion of Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TBATBALABN.McCormack TBA TBA11184Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 23 5:00PM-5:50PM    Rm 337
Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


AT 310    Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to automotive heating and air conditioning theory. It meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A7 and combines performance testing and repair practices as utilized in the industry.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 04-May 15

MTWTh08:00AM-10:15AMLECL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 33610331Textbook
MTWTh10:25AM-12:40PMLABL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECT.SchaumburgARC MAIN Tech Ed 33711842Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABT.SchaumburgARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A

AT 311    Suspension and Steering Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to advanced principles and service of suspension and steering systems, including alignment of equipment, alignment procedures, and the diagnosis and repair of suspension components. It meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A4 certification standards.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 28-Apr 03

MTWTh08:00AM-10:15AMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 33410525Textbook
MTWTh10:25AM-12:40PMLABJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

Sa08:00AM-11:05AMLECM.GunnARC MAIN Tech Ed 33412440Textbook
Sa11:15AM-02:20PMLABM.GunnARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

AT 313    Automatic Transmission and Transaxles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basics of automatic transmission and transaxle principles and service. Topics include hydraulic principles, diagnosis and service, power conversion, and automatic transmission operation. AT 313 and AT 317 together meet Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A2.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 28-Apr 03

MTWTh01:10PM-03:25PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 33510725Textbook
MTWTh03:35PM-05:50PMLABE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C11576Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C

AT 314    Automotive Engine Repair    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 and 105
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles, operation, and diagnosis of automotive engines, including basic engine operation and construction, parts identification and location, engine dis-assembly procedures, engine diagnosis, engine repair and rebuilding procedures, and engine reassembly procedures. Completion of AT 314 and AT 332 meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A1 standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

F08:30AM-11:35AMLECB.FrenchARC MAIN Tech Ed 33620618Textbook
F11:45AM-02:50PMLABB.FrenchARC MAIN Tech Ed 330



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

AT 317    Advanced Drivetrain    4 Units

Prerequisite: AT 313 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers advanced aspects of automatic transmissions, automatic transaxles, manual drivetrains, diagnosis, service, and repair. Topics include mechanical, electrical, and electronic diagnosis, diagnosis and repair of vibration problems, advanced scan tool operation, and dynamometer testing. AT 317 and AT 313 together meet Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A2.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 04-May 15

MTWTh01:10PM-03:25PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 33511276Textbook
MTWTh03:35PM-05:50PMLABE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C

AT 330    Automotive Electrical Systems    6 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100, 105, and 180
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles, operation, and diagnosis of automotive electrical systems including fundamentals of electricity (DC), electrical circuits, battery operation, fundamentals of magnetism, charging systems, starting systems, and electrical schematics. Along with completion of AT 331, this course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A6 Electrical Systems certification.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 19-Mar 18

MTWTh08:00AM-10:15AMLECC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 33711409Textbook
MTWTh10:25AM-12:40PMLABC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TThF06:00PM-07:20PMLECJ.GutierrezARC MAIN Tech Ed 30311278Textbook
TThF07:30PM-08:50PMLABJ.GutierrezARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

AT 331    Advanced Automotive Electrical Systems    6 Units

Prerequisite: AT 180 and 330 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: AT 110 and 310
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles of advanced electrical diagnostics. Topics include automotive computers, vehicle networks, driver information systems and accessories, supplemental restraint systems, antilock brakes, tire pressure monitoring systems, and climate control. Along with completion of AT 330, this course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A6 Electrical Systems certification.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 19-May 16

MTWTh08:00AM-10:15AMLECC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 33711274Textbook
MTWTh10:25AM-12:40PMLABC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

AT 333    California State Smog Check Inspector Training    6 Units

Prerequisite: AT 314 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) certified Level 1 and Level 2 smog inspector training. Topics include smog check laws, rules and regulations; standards of practice; engine theory, design, and operation; emission control theory, design, identification, operation, and testing; smog inspection visual and functional testing procedures; and loaded mode emission testing. It is required for first-time licensed inspection technicians. Along with completion of AT 332, this course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A8 Engine Performance certification. This course is formerly known as AT 323.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TThF06:00PM-07:20PMLECC.TsushimaARC MAIN Tech Ed 33712023Textbook
TThF07:30PM-08:50PMLABC.TsushimaARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

AT 495    Independent Studies in Automotive Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TBATBALABB.French TBA TBA12199Textbook

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: November 14, 2018